Batch account assignment

Christopher Meredith chmeredith at
Fri Jun 11 12:47:03 EDT 2010

On Fri, Jun 11, 2010 at 10:15 AM, Derek Atkins <warlord at> wrote:
> Hi,
> Christopher Meredith <chmeredith at> writes:
>> Hi all,
>> I'm really bad about assigning transactions to the proper accounts. I
>> usually have to go in and do months at a time to catch up. What I
>> would like to know is whether it is possible to do a search then
>> assign all the results to an expense account rather than doing each
>> one individually. So I would like to search for all transactions in
>> which the word "Comcast" appears in the description field, then assign
>> all the results to the account Expenses:Utilities:Internet. Is this
>> possible?
> No, there's no way to operate on multiple transactions at once.  You
> should do this when the transactions get entered in the first place.
> This is why the register has QuickFill, so that when you enter a Comcast
> transaction it will take the last Comcast transaction and 'reuse' the
> values (including the transfer account).
> If you're importing, then you should spend the time in the importer to
> properly assign the transactions.
>> Thanks!
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I was afraid of that. I do importing with aqbanking for everything. I
have something like 2500 transactions I need to catch up on. Looks
like I'm in for an enjoyable afternoon...

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